Constellations, not just earthly locations, can be associated to latitude positions. Good thing, because there aren't as many interesting latitude lines on earth as I'd hoped when I themed the 2014 series. Astronomer David Pratt offers, “The north ecliptic pole lies in the constellation Draco, and has the equatorial coordinates 18h (270°) RA, +66.6° decl. “ The word “Draco” is from the Greek draconis meaning “dragon,” and the constellation is symbolized by a coiled serpent or dragon. At one point, numerologists were all abuzz that "666" (admittedly 66.6) corresponded to the Dragon.
|Draco 66.6 for July 2014 Merry Go Round series|
Don't worry if you're not into numerology, astronomy, dragons, and such. I try to keep the imagery suggestive at best and completely subliminal if the color are chosen in certain ways. So perhaps you see the dragons and the ladies - perhaps not. It stitches up beautifully in any case.
|A few more colorways:|
Original Draco / Revenge / Long Jacket
Mardi Gras / Candyduck / Starfleet
And not to worry that you're not getting any bonus corner chips this month. The old ones pop in without a fuss and look great, keeping the overall square to the same 115 stitch size.
|Draco in the In Memoriam colorway with corners from Equatorial Orchids|
|Draco in the Buried Treasure 2 colorway with Capricorn's corners|